Barbara Hines, a nationally prominent immigration attorney who has handled numerous high-profile cases, recently retired as clinical law professor and co-director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. A former Fulbright scholar, Hines has won major awards and served in a number of prestigious positions. She has litigated issues relating to the constitutional and statutory rights of immigrants in federal and immigration courts, including the lawsuit leading to the closure of the Hutto immigrant family detention center in Hutto,Texas. She frequently lectures and publishes on topics related to immigration law and immigrants' rights and her efforts have been featured in major national news outlets.
On Rag Radio we discuss issues related to immigrants' rights, including the handling of the infusion of refugee immigrants from Central America; the mixed record of the Obama administration; the fight in Texas over in-state tuition for immigrants; and the conditions at family detention centers in Hutto and Karnes City, Texas -- and recent actions, including a hunger strike, by women in detention at Karnes.
What they say about Barbara Hines: “[She] has spent a lifetime fighting the good fight...she got her start in the trenches of the abortion rights battles... In Austin legal circles, Hines is something of a living legend (former students call her an "icon"), and her renown extends far beyond Texas.” -- Austin Chronicle; “Hines is a wiry woman in her 60s with a burst of black curls and an aspect of bristling intensity. In the battle over refugee detention, she is something of a seminal figure.” -- The New York Times;“Her affidavit in a lawsuit challenging detention of women and children as a method of deterrence to mass migration was cited by the federal judge in his order to halt the practice." -- Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz; Photographer: Roger Baker. Apprentice: Jesse Spratt. Rag Radio (www.theragblog.com/rag-radio/)is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (TheRagBlog.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP (www.koop.org/listen-now), and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 56:49.